PLANS TO investigate the idea of a London borough of Crystal Palace are set to be put forward at the next meeting of Upper Norwood Improvement Team.
Chairman George Filbey is putting forward the idea as one of three proposals at the meeting, to be held on Tuesday (12th) in Upper Norwood joint library on Westow Hill.
His three proposals are:
- Proposal to start investigation on what is required to be done to persuade whoever is concerned about forming a London borough of Crystal Palace covering SE19 and wards/parts of wards immediately surrounding SE19 instead of local government from five separate boroughs as we have at the moment.
- Proposal to petition the Mayor of London concerning the permanent placement of a cross border police service in a permanent police station open to the public for SE19 and immediate surrounds regardless of the reduction of police stations in London boroughs.
- Proposal to petition both London Assembly members Valerie Shawcross and Steve O’Connell concerning knife arches and /or other metal detectors being used at random in the Crystal Palace area by police to reduce knife and gun crime. The meeting starts at 7.30pm.
NEW AGENTS FOR THE CAMBRIDGE
THE CAMBRIDGE pub on the corners of Church Road and Westow Hill is now being marketed by Christie and Co, one of the country’s leading licensed property agents.
The pub is one of 20 from the Pubs ‘n’ Bars estate being brought to market by Christie + Co on behalf of the administrators at Grant Thornton UK LLP. Pubs ‘n’ Bars went into administration in December 2009 and David Thurgood, Trevor O’Sullivan and Nick Wood of Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed to manage the portfolio.
The pubs, comprising a mixture of freeholds with vacant possession, long leaseholds, tenanted investment opportunities and managed houses, are predominantly situated in the south east of England — including four sites in London.
But some of the pubs are as far afield as Loughborough, Brighton, Southend-on-Sea and the Rhondda. The 20 pubs have a combined asking price of around £6.25 million, and are available as a portfolio, in clusters or as individual asset purchases.
Simon Chaplin, director of Christie + Co, says: “The pubs are in good locations with the potential for excellent trading. “Over the last year or so, we’ve seen a number of experienced operators return to the pub sector with acquisitions, as well as the rise of local and regional entrepreneurs.
“These 20 pubs are certain to arouse the interest of both experienced investors and those seeking to gain a foothold in the sector.”
The full list of sites is:
Angel Hotel, Coleford, Gloucestershire; Hand & Squirrel, Talbot Green, Rhondda; Harry’s Bar, Yeovil, Somerset; The Cambridge, London SE19; Carramore, London NW10; Innisfree, Wembley, London;
Royal Standard, London SE1; Eddystone, Plymouth, Devon; Blue Boar, Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Clouseaus, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex; Lamb & Lion (aka Sherlock Holmes), Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex;
Royal Albion, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex; The Ship, Tiptree, Essex; Three Stars (aka Black Bean), Chelmsford, Essex; Fox on the Downs (aka Winner), Brighton, East Sussex;Hobgoblin, Loughborough, Leicestershire;
Foresters Arms, Bagshot, Surrey; Royal Oak, West Molesey, Surrey; Imperial Arms, Farnborough, Hampshire; and Gamekeeper (aka Inn for All Seasons), Charminster, Dorset
For further information about any of the pubs, call Simon Chaplin, Christie + Co on 020 7227 0700.